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Municipal Emergency Management Enhancement Group

The Municipal Emergency Management Enhancement Group (MEMEG), is a state-level committee of local government and other emergency management agencies.

It supports and advises local government emergency management practitioners and advocates on behalf of the local government sector on emergency management strategy and policy.

Other member organisations include:

  • Country Fire Authority
  • Department of Sustainability and Environment
  • Metropolitan Fire Brigade
  • municipal councils
  • Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner
  • Victoria State Emergency Service
  • Victoria Police.

MEMEG protocols and practice notes

Sourcing supplementary response resources

The Sourcing supplementary response resources practice note (Word - 864KB) clarifies the policy and procedures governing the sourcing of supplementary emergency response resources by response agencies from other councils.

It brings together existing direction and information from the Emergency Management Act 1986, Emergency Management Act 2013 and the Emergency Management Manual Victoria. Municipal resources are defined and the role and responsibilities of the municipal emergency resource officer is clarified.

The practice note was endorsed by the Emergency Management Commissioner in May 2015. It should be discussed by municipal emergency management planning committees and local supplementary resource arrangements should be reviewed.

Standard municipal emergency contact protocol

Councils should consider adopting the Standard municipal emergency contact protocol (Word - 59.1KB) to help simplify the contact process for all stakeholders and alleviate some of the logistical burden of maintaining up-to-date emergency contact lists.